Creative Packaging with Rosette Fabric & Satin Wired Trim

Have you seen the rosette fabric that we have in stock at A Million Memories? I must confess that I first saw this fabric in passing when I was doing one of my monthly vintage runs for store product. I thought it was pretty but did not buy it. THEN, when watching one of my TV shows, I saw that someone had used the fuschia fabric on a box for their wedding invitations. It was so stunning that I immediately ran out and bought all the colors that they had left in stock, thinking that my creative customers (and blog followers) would see this and go crazy with their imagination.

This past weekend was my Mom's birthday, so I used the fabric to cover a paper mache box that I put a bracelet in. It was SO easy. I just cut out a piece of fabric - about 6 x 6 and then used Fabri-Tac glue to glue it all down. I cut off any excess pieces and covered the bottom and inside of the box with some coordinating paper (this was an old Rhonna Farrer design by Autumn Leaves).

Once it was covered, it still need a little something more, so I used some gray satin wired trim from the AMM store and tied a bow around it.

My Mom loved it! Packaging means so much in the presentation of a gift ~ if it's nice, it really makes the gift itself seem all the more special.

We still have some of the rosette fabric left in stock. We have fuscia, champagne and teal and all of these colors are fabulous for holiday type projects.

This is the satin trim that I used. We have peach, mint, gray and cream in stock.

I hope this has inspired you to try some creative packaging in your gift giving.

Chevron Stripes, Tinsel & Button Tags

We wanted to first share with you some of the new button tags that we have in stock in the A Million Memories store. These are all unique cards because the buttons are vintage ~ so when one card is gone, it's probably gone forever. With that in mind, here are just a few of the new button tags in stock now.

Our tinsel trims are really popular this year. We just added more into stock today, so if you haven't grabbed some yet ~ go for it and get to work on some of the Tinsel Trees we showed you last week. Here are a few colors that we have now.

So have you noticed the trend of Chevron stripes lately? I was a little late on this trend train, but not I'm loving it. I dedided to try it out on this layout that I did of the kids at the pumpkin patch this year. I found it on the backsides of a few popular manufacturer papers, that you might have in stock. If you don't we have them in the AMM store.

The other papers that I used here were Lily Bee Catching Fall and My Minds Eye Stella Rose with some fun American Crafts Thickers letters. I backed most papers and photos with colored cardstock because I liked the way that it made everything pop. Here's a close-up:

Don't you just love that chevron pattern?

This Pink Paislee Nantucket paper has the pretty Chevron design on the back of it. This one is called Crab Cakes and you can find it in the AMM store HERE.

And this was the fun paper that I used by My Minds Eye called Stalla & Rose Fancy Doily. You can find it in the AMM store here.

Now for a great surprise ~ now through Friday, take 30% off of your entire order and all US orders ship for $5.00!!! Just use code 5AND30 at check-out and enjoy!

Goodies from Michelle Philippi

I’m really big on giving handmade things for birthday and Christmas gifts. Because I make so many cards, it’s easy for me to package up some cards and give a set. But lately I’ve been on a tag kick, so I think there are going to be a couple of people getting tag sets for Christmas this year.

Up first is a tag featuring stickers and chipboard from the Random collection by Crate Paper. I topped my butterfly with this gorgeous button from the A Million Memories Golds Button Tag and then tied off my ribbon with some beautiful vintage trim from the AMM shop.

And then I made a quick tag on a chipboard coaster with this scene-stealer of a trim from AMM. I first saw this trim and was like what the heck can I do with that? Oh it’s so fun! Little did I know!! It’s got an elastic band that makes it easy for tying, and your little fun ruffles just add party party everywhere.

I’ll be back soon with some Christmas goodness – thanks for stopping by!